Posted: Dec 31, 2013 12:21 PM by Eric Hilt, KOMU 8 Reporter
Updated: Dec 31, 2013 8:02 PM
(DALLAS) - With the Cotton Bowl Classic just three days away, University of Missouri alumni that call the Dallas area home are preparing for the Tigers trip to the lone star state.
Fans making the trip to Dallas will be in good company. The almost 7,000 MU alumni in the Dallas area make it one of the most popular locations for University of Missouri graduates. Todd McCubbin with the Mizzou Alumni Association said Dallas and Chicago go back and forth as the top-spots when it comes to the most MU alumni.
"There's never a shortage of folks who want to get together and watch games," Mizzou class of '95 graduate Devin Benton said. "It's great to sort of reconnect with that common bond of Columbia and the University."
"For those of us that have been out many years, you start to lose touch...but having a big alumni association in the area, it makes you feel good, makes you feel wanted," University of Missouri class of '77 graduate, Chris Abel said.
Benton said Missouri alumni are very excited for the game, especially since Mizzou's move to the SEC reduced the number of games the Tigers play in the Texas.
"There was some concern with us moving to the SEC, a lot of us locally knew we wouldn't get to see the Tigers as much as in the past," Benton said.
Benton added he's not just excited to see the Tigers, but to see college friends who will be coming to town for the bowl game.
"There are a lot of people excited to host family and other friends from school, I have a lot of friends coming in that were my college friends."
Posted 5:39 PM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Springfield police said an officer has shot and killed a man during a struggle over the officer's gun.
Police on Thursday identified the man who was killed as 23-year-old Magnum E. Phillips, of Springfield. Police said in a news release that the shooting (More)
Posted 5:34 PM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
FORT LEONARD WOOD (AP) — Fort Leonard Wood dished out more than five tons of turkey for the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
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Posted 2:08 PM 11/26/2015 by Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Reporter and Nicole Cooke, Sedalia Democrat Reporter
COLUMBIA - A fire in Sedalia gutted two homes and heavily damaged at lest two others Thursday on the 500 block of 4th Street. Dramatic pictures and video from the scene show flames and heavy smoke.
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Posted 1:55 PM 11/26/2015 by Kolbie Satterfield, KOMU 8 Reporter
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Posted 12:09 PM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Springfield police said an officer shot and killed a man during a struggle over the officer's gun.
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Posted 10:31 AM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
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Posted 10:22 AM 11/26/2015 by Annisa Budiman, KOMU 8 Reporter
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Posted 9:40 AM 11/26/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
BOONE COUNTY - An early morning fire broke out in a house at 6399 Old Village Road Thursday.
Battalion Chief Gale Blomenkamp of the Boone County Fire Protection District said a couch caught fire in the living room, causing smoke and heat damage throughout the room. The woman living there and her two dogs were able to escape without injury.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Posted 8:41 AM 11/26/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
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The Mexico Public Safety Department responded to calls of a man being shot just before 2 a.m. Thursday and found a 32-year-old man in the road in the 900 block of Carrico Street. (More)